Top 5 Cultural Attractions to Visit in and Around Port Louis

Monday May 13, 2024

Mauritius is renowned for its stunning beaches, but there’s so much more to this island than just sandy shores. It’s a place rich in culture, history, and creativity, with a vibrant art scene waiting to be explored. If you’re looking to dive deep into the cultural fabric of Mauritius, we’ve rounded up some incredible spots that you simply must visit.


House of Digital Art, Port Louis

Situated in the bustling region of North West Port Louis, the House of Digital Art is a nexus of art, technology, and culture.

Since its launch in June 2023, this venue has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the local art scene. Visitors can immerse themselves in interactive installations, augmented reality, performances, and sound sculptures that redefine creative boundaries. The venue also hosts workshops and artist meet-ups, providing a perfect blend of inspiration and innovation.


Caudan Arts Centre, Port Louis

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Another gem in North West Port Louis is the Caudan Arts Centre, a landmark for the arts in Mauritius. This venue is a dynamic space where artistic possibilities are endless, from live music and art exhibitions to engaging expos and theatre performances. It’s an ideal place to reconnect with the artistic pulse of the island and discover the wealth of local talent.


Institut Francais de Maurice, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

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Located in the serene area of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, the Institut Français de Maurice (IFM) serves as a hub for diverse cultural events.

Whether you’re interested in contemporary music, dance, jazz, classical music, theater, or visual arts, IFM has something to offer. It also organizes artist meet-ups, giving visitors an opportunity to engage with creators and delve into their artistic worlds. Additionally, the venue hosts the Baudelaire Café by Chef Fabio, offering simple and delicious dishes.


L’Aventure du Sucre, Pamplemousses

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In the historic district of Pamplemousses, L’Aventure de Sucre tells the compelling story of Mauritius through the lens of its sugarcane heritage. This former sugar factory, now a meticulously restored museum, offers guided tours that showcase historic machines and a 1922 locomotive.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions that merge education with art. Before leaving, visitors can purchase unique local sugars and rums and enjoy traditional Mauritian cuisine at the onsite restaurant.


Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

The Blue Penny Museum is a treasure trove of Mauritian art and history. Located in North West Port Louis, this museum is essential for anyone wanting to understand the island’s rich heritage. It features exhibitions on navigation, the colonial era, and iconic elements like the story of Paul & Virginie and the famous Post Office stamps.

Written with love by Laura


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